Some very heavy rainfalls in the area south of Gympie yesterday and overnight – though quite localised.
The latest flood warning for the area:
flooding between Gympie and Tiaro. River levels at Maryborough will rise further
today with a peak expected during Sunday of around 9 metres, possibly higher.
Moderate to major flooding is occurring in Wide Bay Creek, Munna and Tinana
Creeks. Further rain is forecast.
Major flood levels are rising between Miva and Tiaro and along Wide Bay Creek at
Brooyar. Rises to 18 metres are expected at Tiaro overnight with further rises
River levels at Maryborough will rise further today with a peak expected during
Sunday of around 9 metres, possibly higher. For comparison, the 1999 peak flood
level was 8.75 metres.
Minor flooding is occurring in the upper Mary River between Moy Pocket and Dagun
Pocket. A moderate flood peak of just over 14 metres is expected at Gympie
during Saturday. At 10am Saturday, the river level at Gympie was 13.94 metres
and rising. Moderate flood levels are occurring along Six Mile Creek at Cooran
and are expected to fall through today.
Meanwhile, a renewed flood watch has been issued for the NSW Northern Rivers. This area along with SE QLD is in the firing line for very significant falls Sunday to Tuesday.
Issued at 9:46 am EDT on Saturday 8 January 2011
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning [see note below].
Further heavy rain is predicted for the NSW northern rivers from Sunday to Tuesday.
The above catchments are wet from recent rain so there is a higher than 70% of local and main river flooding developing during Sunday evening onwards in the following:
1. Tweed Valley – moderate flooding including local flooding in several areas including Chillingham
2. Richmond and Wilsons Valleys – moderate to major flooding
3. Brunswick Valley – moderate to major flooding
4. Clarence Valley – including the Orara River – minor to moderate flooding
5. Bellingen Valley – minor to moderate flooding